Eighteen-year-old Jorge doesn’t know where he would be today, had it not been for the care and supportprovided to him five years ago by his local community health service.
‘I was 13 and living in a family violence refuge with my mum and younger brother and, to make mattersworse, I was getting really badly bullied at school.
‘I was really angry and confused and not sure how to deal with it – my thoughts often went to hurtingothers or to hurting myself.’
Enter Merri Health. One of 29 registered community health services across Victoria that delivercomprehensive ‘wrap-around’ health services to some of the state’s most disadvantaged people.Read More